Master of Science in Human Resource Development - University of Houston
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Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Coming This Fall

Dr. Dave Ulrich, expert in organization capability, leadership and human resources and author of 30 books, will visit with HRD students on October 8, 2019. More information coming soon.

Change. Learning. Performance—Developing Global Leaders

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Human Resource Development (HRD) is designed for the professional who seeks to lead and execute talent development, talent management, and performance strategies in diverse organizations. With a strong emphasis on data and value, students evaluate assumptions, clarify problems or opportunities, and design and execute interventions (e.g.- learning strategy, onboarding, process improvement, e-learning, performance evaluations, etc.). Students evaluate the impact and value of these strategies through the lenses of change, learning, and performance.

Here are five challenges organizations face today:

  1. Embedding learning in the flow of work
  2. Addressing learning through the performance lens
  3. Identifying the value and impact of talent-related strategies
  4. Building capability for competitiveness and sustainability
  5. Executing strategies as "change"

The HRD degree addresses these concerns and more, by partnering with companies to create situated learning experiences that unearth the application of theories and concepts. In doing this, students elaborate concepts, transfer learning, gain work experiences and build networks. We strive to retain a timely and meaningful link between academic learning and the work that HRD professionals do in organizations. Please review our advisory board.